Our Impact

Our Impact

Scale of Impact

$120,000

Total Grant Dollars Awarded To Date

$10,000

Grant Dollars Awarded Each Year

110

Grants Awarded Since 2011

$500,000+

Dollars Raised Since 2004


Grants

The Fenton Education Foundation (FEF) is proud to be able to award $10,000.00 per year in grant dollars to help Fenton educators and other staff members make an impact on students' lives in the areas of Academics, Arts, and Athletics. Since the FEF was founded, we have awarded well over $120,000.00 in grant dollars to support our students and staff in the classroom, on the sports field, and throughout our community!

For the 2016-17 school year, the Fenton Education Foundation awarded sixteen (16) different grants totaling $10,000.00. Grants were awarded at every school building in Fenton and at every level PreK - Grade 12. Some examples of awarded grants included: Take home book bags to help support reading at home; Mystery Science online program to help students discover science in a fun, new way; Flexible Seating to help support an alternative learning environment in the classroom; as well as updating resources and materials in French, Music, and our Media Centers.

The FEF Grant Application Process for the 2017-18 school year will begin in March 2018, and we are looking forward to seeing all the great new ways that Fenton teachers and staff members plan to support students in the Academics, Arts, and Athletics through the help of the Fenton Education Foundation.

Alternative Seating Options

HOkki Stools

One example of how grant money has been put into action is through the grant awarded to Megan Martin, one of our AGS Middle School teachers, for alternative seating options.  Megan utilized her grant money to purchase HOkki Stools for her classroom.

The HOkki is an ergonomic, custom-sized stool with a convex base that transforms stationary sitting into an activity.  The stool allows for rocking, twisting and turning and provides much needed movement for kids and adds visual appeal to any room. It is ideal for brainstorming sessions and other active sitting environments. You're moving, even when you seem to be sitting still. 

This is just one example of how funds raised through the Fenton Education Foundation are being put into action in the classroom.

Featured Project

Tigers Inc.

Fenton Education Foundation supported the purchased of two screen printers for the Tigers Inc. program at both the Golf Outing and the Black Tie event. Funds were used to purchase equipment and initial start-up materials. This is an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurship, collaboration, and leadership on the part of both students and teachers within our district.

Special Project

New Band Uniforms

Andy Perkins, High School Band Teacher, identified the band uniforms as a significant need.  They were old, worn out and well used.  In fact, the average life span of a marching band uniform is 15 - 20 years.  As the current uniforms were purchased in 1999, Mr. Perkins was able to articulate that now was the time to plan, fundraise and ultimately purchase the new uniforms in time for the 2018-19 school year.  The Foundation added this request to our auction at our Annual Black Tie Dinner where the generous donations of numerous families were able to bring in $8,000 towards the uniform purchase.
 
In addition, The Archbold family created a memorial fund through FEF to remember Bob Archbold, FHS Class of 1985 who passed away in 2015. FEF assists in the administration of the $50,000 multi-year fund that will enable the Fenton band to provide an annual scholarship, contribute to the marching band’s uniform efforts and help provide funding for individual band members and events. As a result of the Foundation's efforts, and others in the Fenton community, Mr. Perkins has said that they are on track for unveiling them in Fall 2018.
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